Just seven percent of the Massachusetts legislature are millennials. That generation makes up 30 percent of the state’s population.
Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primaries are dominating attention, accentuated Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision to endorse New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Malloy will propose more than $550 million in across-the-board spending cuts for the next fiscal year. He delivers his State of the State address Wednesday.
Governor Charlie Baker releases his budget bill this week, while House Speaker Robert DeLeo lays out his priorities for 2016.
Governor Charlie Baker will outline his vision for the state on Thursday as he gives his first State of the Commonwealth address. On the same day, the Senate returns to work.
Capped by Christmas on Friday, the week ahead will likely start with a flourish and grow progressively quieter despite the official arrival of winter.
This week will bring recommendations for K-12 public education financing and a major new effort to get residents signed up for health insurance. Meantime, the Legislature limps into November, without much to show for accomplishments this fall.
Is there another budget problem festering on Beacon Hill? Three-plus months into the new fiscal year, the Baker administration has ratcheted down its estimate of revenues available to support the $38.1 billion budget.
The energy debate is set to surge on Beacon Hill with a hearing on clean power bills, including plans from Governor Charlie Baker to draw more hydroelectricity into Massachusetts.
As the Connecticut legislative session heads into its final week, Democratic leaders from the legislature and the governor’s office are meeting behind closed doors to finalize a budget.
Debates begin this week on the Massachusetts Senate’s version of the next state budget. Lawmakers will wade through 942 amendments attached to the bill.
Massachusetts Congressman Richie Neal is dismissing recent criticism of Hilary Clinton over foreign donations to the Clinton foundation while she was secretary of state.
A state task force is expected to release a report on the MBTA’s failures during this winter’s storms this week. Gov. Charlie Baker has discouraged the push for new taxes to help solve the transit system’s problems.
Lawmakers and the governor remain focused on budget issues mostly to the exclusion of other stated policy priorities. Since breaking from formal sessions at the end of July 2014, the Legislature has shouldered a light workload.
As lawmakers map out a series of public hearings to learn more about Gov. Charlie Baker’s $38.1 billion fiscal 2016 budget, they are also busy passing through the Legislature the governor’s proposal to pour $350 million in fresh appropriations into the fiscal 2015 budget.